Baseball Game Recaps

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Baseball Game Recaps

Aggies Baseball Falls To Lobos 3-2

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State (25-19) was unable to get the clutch hits on Tuesday, falling to New Mexico (31-16) 3-2. With the win, the Lobos take the season series 3-1.

The Aggies looked like they would pick up where they left off this past weekend in the bottom of the first inning, as Daniel Johnson blasted a leadoff homer to straight away center. Two batters later, Dan Hetzel unleashed on his own solo round-tripper to right, putting the Aggies up 2-0 early.

Both Steven Butts and Chris Butcher combined to pitch three solid innings out of the gate. Butcher got in a little trouble in the fourth as UNM got back-to-back base hits to lead off the frame. A sacrifice bunt moved both runners into scoring position. A ground out to second scored the run from third, and pulled the Lobos with one run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Johnson Leads Aggie Baseball To Sweep Over Sacramento State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - After hitting a two-run and a three-run home run, Daniel Johnson showed out for the third-straight game, helping the Aggies to a 13-6 series sweep over Sacramento State. Johnson’s six RBI on Sunday set a new individual season high for NM State. On the weekend, Johnson went 10-for-15 at the plate totaling 13 RBI, four home runs and seven runs scored.

Sacramento State got on the board first in the top of the second. After taking the first pitch for a ball, Chris Lewis hit a solo homer to left field to lead off the inning.

NM State rallied back in the bottom of the third as Mason Fishback led off with a single to left field. On a full count, Trey Stine belted a ball over the left field fence putting the Aggies up 2-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Takes Game Two Against Sacramento State 6-4 To Clinch Series Win, Looks For Sweep On Sunday

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior Daniel Johnson’s four hit, four RBI day helped the Aggies to a 6-4 win over Sacramento State, clinching the series. Johnson’s four-for-five performance at the plate included a two-run home run and two doubles, finishing just a triple shy of the cycle.

Sacramento State jumped on the board first in the top of the first inning. A leadoff single to left centerfield later would score on a single through the right side of the infield, putting the Hornets up 1-0.

The Aggies fought back and took the lead in the bottom of the third, as Brent Sakurai led off with a double to right field. On the next pitch, Daniel Johnson launched a no-doubter over the right field wall scoring two runs. Greg Popylisen followed it up with a double down the left field line. Dan Hetzel singled to left center, scoring Popylisen and putting NM State up 3-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Routs Sacramento State 14-4 To Open Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Two three-run blasts and a solo shot helped the Aggies to a 14-4 win over Sacramento State in eight innings on Friday. This was the most runs NM State has scored in a game since scoring 17 runs against Chicago State on March 24. Junior Mason Fishback’s five-RBI night now makes him the fifth different Aggie to rack up five RBI in a game this season, joining Daniel Johnson, L.J. Hatch, Trey Stine and Joseph Koerper.

Junior Marcel Renteria came out of the gate red hot, as he struck the first Hornet batter out on three pitches. He then proceeded to get a fly out and a four pitch strikeout to retire the side.

NM State jumped on the board in the first as Daniel Johnson led off with a base hit to center. Greg Popylisen followed that up with a double down the right field line. Dan Hetzel drove in Johnson on a single through the left side of the infield for the game’s first run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Drops Series Finale At Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - New Mexico State dropped the series finale to CSU Bakersfield 8-2 on Sunday.

The Roadrunners got on the board in the second, leading off the inning with a single up the middle. A full count walk put runners on first and second. The first run scored on an E5. The second run scored on a single to first, putting CSUB up 2-0 after two innings.

The 'Runners scored again in the third, leading off with a full count walk. A double down the right field line scored the first run of the inning. Another run scored on an E9 during the same play. The third run scored on a sacrifice fly to right center, putting CSUB up 5-0.

CSUB added two more runs in the fifth. Both runs scored on a triple to right, putting the score at 7-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Take Game Two Against Bakersfield, 5-4

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - Junior Dan Hetzel’s three-run home run in the third inning helped the Aggies defeat CSU Bakersfield 5-4 on Saturday. Hetzel, a native of Long Island, N.Y., now leads the WAC with 36 RBI.

CSUB got on the board in the first with a single up the middle to lead off the inning. A 5-4 fielder’s choice erased that runner. A single to left would score a run, putting the ‘Runners up 1-0.

The Aggies took the lead in the third as Brent Sakurai reached on an E5 to start the inning. Austin Botello singled up the middle, putting runners on first and second with two outs. After taking two pitches for balls, Dan Hetzel unloaded a pitch, sending it soaring over 400 feet over the center wall. The homer put NM State up 3-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall To Bakersfield 7-6 In WAC Series Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA New Mexico State came up just short on Friday as they fell to CSU Bakersfield. The Aggies’ bullpen pitched well enough to get the win, as Chris Butcher, Ruger Rodriguez and Joe Galindo combined to only allow one hit and strike out six ‘Runners in five innings. Rodriguez, a native of Los Chaves, N.M., punched out four CSUB batters, setting a new career high.

The Roadrunners started off hot with a leadoff single up the middle. Another base hit put runners on the corners. The first run of the game came in on a double to left. The second run scored on a groundout to short. They would score two more in the second inning, with both runs coming in on a single through the left side.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Utah Valley 7-4 In Series Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior Matthew McHugh shut down the Utah Valley offense on Friday to give the Aggies a 7-4 win. NM State has now won four games in a row, and remains tied for first place in the WAC with Seattle U.

UVU jumped on the board first as they led off the game with a double down the right field line. That runner would later come in on a wild pitch, giving the Wolverines an early 1-0 lead.

NM State would have something to say about that lead, as Daniel Johnson beat out a hard chopper to short to start the home half of the inning. Dan Hetzel was plunked to put runners at first and second. Johnson then stole third during the next at-bat. Austin Botello drew a four-pitch walk to load the bases with one out. Trey Stine reached on an error by the center fielder that cleared the bases, putting the Aggies up 3-1.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Sweeps Grand Canyon With 7-6 Win On Monday

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State baseball team swept Grand Canyon with a 7-6 win on Monday, after being rained out on Sunday. With the win, the Aggies are now in a tie for first place in the WAC with Seattle.

GCU got on the board first with two runs in the bottom of the first. Both runs scored on a single up the middle.

The Aggies responded in the third as Daniel Johnson singled up the middle, and then proceed to steal second during the next at-bat. Greg Popylisen drew a full count walk. Austin Botello earned his sixth RBI of the series with a single up the middle, scoring Johnson. Dan Hetzel followed suit with his own single up the middle, scoring Popylisen. Botello scored on an E5 that saw L.J. Hatch reach first.

GCU tied the game up in the bottom half, as a base hit brought home a run from second.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Baseball Defeats Grand Canyon 4-3, Looks For Series Sweep On Sunday

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - For the second time in as many games, junior Austin Botello hit a go ahead home run to give the Aggies the win over Grand Canyon. The Aggies have now won their first three conference series for the first time since at least 2004, with the 4-3 win on Saturday.

The Aggies got on the board first in the second inning as Trey Stine led off with a double up the middle. Mason Fishback reached on a fielder’s choice that saw Stine beat a tag at third on a throw from the shortstop. Daniel Johnson singled on a ball though the left side, scoring Stine.

NM State added another run in the second as L.J. Hatch doubled to center. Trey Stine drove him in with a single to left field.

GCU tied the game up in the home half with both runs coming in on single through the right side.  Continue Reading This Post >>